Rapper Scarface announced back in April that he suffered kidney failure as a result of his battle with COVID-19.
Now, the rapper is in search of a kidney donor.
“I fought COVID double bilateral pneumonia—both lungs—and kidney failure in my house,” he said. “I went back to the hospital. I just got out of the hospital [on April 20] … I gotta change my entire diet, I gotta do dialysis four days a week, three hours a day. That’s taking all my blood out, cleaning it and putting it back in my body.”
Months after his diagnosis, Scarface told Fox5 DC that his kidneys never fully recovered.
“COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out,” he said. “I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back … I’m still a little weak. I don’t have a lot of strength in my legs yet. I still haven’t got full taste back and sense of smell yet. But I am glad to be alive.”
Scarface’s tweet was met with an outpouring of support, with some fans even going so far as to volunteer.
While COVID-19 doesn’t always result in death, what we’re seeing more and more each day is that those who survive the virus are often met with life-long complications.
I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type
— SCARFACE (@BrotherMob) October 7, 2020